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Record: 4-6 Home: 2-3 Away: 2-3 Neutral: 0-0 KCAC: 3-6
2009 Football Coaches
Jeremy Scheufler
Assistant Coach - 1st Season

Jeremy Scheufler joined the Swede football team as offensive coordinator in 2009. Scheufler holds a bachelor's degree secondary social science education from Bethany as well as a master's degree in educational leadership from MidAmerica Nazerene University.

Prior to Bethany, Scheufler served as assistant head coach/offensive coordinator at Wichita South High School where in 2007 he coordinated the top passing offense in the Greater Wichita Athletic League. There he also coached the top passing quarterback and the top receiver in the GWAL. Also at Wichita South, Scheufler, in two seasons, had 11 offensive players garner season honors plus 18 athletes sign scholarships to play college ball.

Scheufler served as an assistant coach one season at Sterling High School where he was passing game coordinator, quarterbacks and defensive backs coach. There he also was head coach of a junior varsity squad that finished 6-1, averaging 35 points per game. At Sterling, Scheufler coached nine athletes who garnered all-league honors.

From 2004 to 2006, Scheufler assisted the Swedes with the defensive backs and recruiting efforts.

As a student-athlete at Bethany, Scheufler was a member of the 2001 KCAC championship team. That year the Swedes ranked first in both the KCAC and the NAIA in passing yards. In 2000 and 2002, Scheufler was a member of Swede squads that finished second in conference. In his three years on the Bethany football team, the Swedes went 26-11.

Scheufler holds the record at Ellinwood High School, Kan., for career receptions (89). He also was a two-time all-league selection and earned all-state honors his senior year.
 
Scheufler is married to wife, Amanda.
 
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Jamie Cruce
Head Coach - 3rd Season
Jamie Cruce took over as head football coach for the Swedes following the 2006 season.
 
During his first year at the helm, Cruce and the Swedes tripled their win total from the previous season as they had their best record since the 2002 season. A fourth-place finish was in sharp contrast to the preseason polls, which had Bethany picked to finish last in the KCAC. 

Cruce is a 1998 graduate of Bethany College. He holds a master's in physical education from Northern State University (NSU). Cruce graduated from Salina South High School in 1994 and played linebacker at Hutchinson Community College before transferring to Bethany. He was a linebacker on the 1995 and 1996 KCAC championship teams, captained the 1997 team and earned All-KCAC honors. Cruce's three year playing record while at Bethany was 25-5 including a 22-2 conference record. 
Prior to his current appointment, Cruce served as Bethany's Defensive Coordinator for six seasons. During that time, Cruce led 30 defensive players to All-Conference honors.  In addition to his football duties, Cruce served as the school's Intramural Director.

Before returning to Bethany College in 2001, Cruce spent one season at Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD as Linebackers Coach. He served as Linebackers coach and Strength and Conditioning Coordinator at Anderson University in Anderson, IN prior to his appointment at NSU.
 
Cruce is married to Amy (Jacobs) Cruce of Cheyenne Wells, Colo. Cruce has two children, Dillon and Ava.

Coaching Accomplishments
2006   
              #4 Nationally Ranked Pass Defense (99.5 ypg)

2005                 #2 Nationally Ranked Pass Defense (125.6 ypg)
                          One 1st Team All Conference Defensive Player

2004                 #5 Nationally Ranked Pass Defense (131.1 ypg )
                          #1 Scoring Defense in Conference
                          Allowed 4 Passing Touchdowns
                          Conference Defensive Player of the Year
                          3rd Team All American Defensive Player
                          Two 1st Team All Conference Defensive Players

2003                 One 1st Team All Conference Defensive Player

2002                 One 1st Team All Conference Defensive Player    
                          
2001                 Conference Champions
                          Top 20 National Ranking in Total Defense and Pass Defense
                           #1 Scoring Defense in Conference
                          Three 1st Team All Conference Defensive Players
 
Coaching Background
2007-Present       Bethany College, Head Football Coach
2001-2006            Bethany College, Defensive Coordinator
2000                       Northern State University, Graduate Assistant Linebacker Coach
1999                       Anderson University,  Linebacker Coach / Strength & Conditioning Coordinator
1998                       Bethany College, Student Assistant
 
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Nick Taylor
Assistant Coach - 3rd Season

Coach Taylor came to Bethany following the 2006 season.  Defensively in 2007, the Swedes showed improved play throughout the year finishing the season ranked 23rd in the NAIA in Total Defense and finishing third in the NAIA in Pass Defense per game.  Along with his coaching duties Coach Taylor serves as the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Swedes and is also the Intramural Director.  

Before arriving at Bethany, Coach Taylor was the Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator at Eureka College. In addition to his Offensive Coordinator duties, he coached the Kickers, Punters and Returners. His other responsibilities included being the team's Strength and Conditioning Coordinator, being an Instructor of Physical Education and being the Intramural Director. 

Prior to Eureka, Taylor was an assistant football coach at Morningside College for four seasons.  While at Morningside, Coach Taylor served as the Defensive Line Coach, Defensive Backs Coach, Strength and Conditioning Coordinator and as the Special Teams Coordinator.

Coach Taylor began his coaching career at McGill-Toolen High School in Mobile, Alabama for one season where he was the Offensive Line Coach and Junior Varsity Head Coach. He has worked at several football camps throughout his career.

Taylor played football at the NCAA DIV 3, NJCAA and NAIA levels. He finished his playing career and earned a bachelor's degree in business administration with a minor in physical education from Sterling College. He also holds a Master's Degree in sport science with an emphasis in sport coaching from the United States Sports Academy in Daphne, Alabama.

He is an active member of the American Football Coaches Association (AFCA). He is also the Bethany College Huddle Coach for The Fellowship Christian Athletes (FCA) and is continuing to assist in the running of the Special Teams Ministries here at Bethany College.  Coach Taylor and his wife Trace reside here in Lindsborg. 
 
 
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James Colburn
Assistant Coach -
Offensive Line
 
The 2008 season will be Colburn's second as a coach for the Swedes. He was a member of the football team from 2003-2006. He earned all-conference honorable mention as an offensive lineman in 2004.

Off the field, Colburn, originally from Pasadena, Texas, will graduate with a degree in history and political science.

 
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Tuinauvai Lafo
Assistant Coach -
Tight End/Tackle Coach
 
Coach Lafo began his first season as assistant coach for the Swedes in 2008.
 
Lafo graduated from Benedictine College with a bachelor's degree in business marketing. There he played football two years.
 
Prior to Benedictine, Lafo played football at Glendale Community College (Ariz.) and Hunter High School in West Valley, Utah.
 
He is the son of Simione and Akanesi Lomu. He has two brothers, three sisters and was recently engaged to Sarah Pele of San Francisco, Calif.
 
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Jay Corwin
Assistant Coach -
Assistant Defense Coach
 
Coach Corwin began his first season as assistant coach for the Swedes in 2008.
 
Corwin graduated from Bethany College with a degree in biology. He was a member of the football team from 2004-2007. In 2005 Corwin was named Special Teams Player of the Year. In addition to football, Corwin also was a member of the track and field team, competing in the long jump and triple jump.
 
Currently Corwin is a chemist at Hospira in McPherson, Kan. He is the son of Robert and Jayme Corwin of Quinter, Kan.